You might be interested in attending two events in Columbia next week.
Monday, April 14, at 9:30 a.m. in room 209 of the Gressette Building–The Public Service Commission (PSC) Screening Subcommittee will be interviewing potential candidates to serve on the PSC. The PSC is the state regulatory agency that oversees all public utilities in the state. It is responsible for making decisions impacting SCE&G and Duke Energy regarding electric and gas rates, net metering and future policy on solar energy.
While you won’t be able to participate in the questioning, your presence will be noticed by the subcommittee members to remind them that it is important to have Public Service Commissioners who support moving our utility companies forward on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
You can contact two legislative members on the Screening Committee with this message before next Monday:
Senator Brad Hutto http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=912499891
Representative Michael Forrester http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=608522655
Wednesday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m., Tapps Art Center—The film, Above All Else, will be showing as part of Columbia’s Indie Grits Film Festival. It is a documentary about a group of activists and landowners in Texas trying to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. To read why the Keystone XL pipeline would not be in the best interest for South Carolina’s small businesses, read my opinion editorial in The Hill.
Check out the trailer for the film here. I’ll be at the film showing so join me.